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Just Be

Just Be


Aching to deeply feel

Not only to know.

Eyes closed I sense it.

There at edge of consciousness.

I reach toward

Struggling to grasp.

So near yet unheld.

Chaos surrounds.

Life pacing swiftly by.

Soul longing for stillness.

For within the stillness

His presence I will find.

There once again

I can just be.

  • Lisa notes... - May 18, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    “Aching to deeply feel
    Not only to know.”
    Yes. The knowing is important; I need the knowing. But the feeling in my heart–I want him there.

  • amykiane - May 18, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Its only in the past year that my faith has moved from mostly knowing to a balance of both. If that makes sense. I grew up in a church denomination where very little was placed on feeling and being an artistic person that was always a struggle for me. Almost as if I was smothering the way God made me by having to ignore my feelings. — Amy

  • Craig - May 18, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    You found your voice in this today Amy. I read it and it makes me think of Augustine “our souls are restless until they find their rest in thee”. Life moving, looking for God’s presence – and one day leaning hard into it. It’s hopeful but at the same time it admits struggle. I hearted it! Thank you, and God bless and keep you and all of yours.

  • amykiane - May 19, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Thank you Craig. That really means a lot. — Amy